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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
done by the vice president, incredible courage by the president. >> but the nra vows the fight of the century and republicans strongly condemn the president's ideas. senator blunt said, he's attempting to restrict the second amendment rights of law abiding americans. congressman scalise, any attempt by president obama to take away gun rights will meet strong opposition in congress. it was senator rand paul who went the farthest. >> our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers, they didn't want to let the president become a king. i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. >> i want to bring in the political report for the washington post and editor of citizen jane politics and contribute for to the daily beast. let's start with the campaign push for this because we did see it work to help raise taxes on the rich. what does the president need to do this time around, do you think, patricia? >> i think he really needs to change the dynamic of what senators and con
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am EST
between joe biden and among others, the nra. congressman, this meeting also with hollywood, the video game industry, how important is it? >> it's so important. i never once thought that the churches and the synagogues and the american people were prepared to take on the nra. they are so unbelievably powerful on the hill. but now with the president bringing in the swinging joe biden, would assume many with bloomberg just waiting to get up to bat. >> and your friend, governor cuomo, did you hear him yesterday. >> exactly. >> let me play a clip from his state of the state address yesterday. >> i say to you forget the extremists. it's simple. no one hunts with an assault rifle. no one needs ten bullets to kill a deer and too many innocent people have died already. [ applause ] >> there are two perspectives on statements like that. one is it's very important for somebody who's high-profile to get out there, to set the example. the other is, he's a liberal democrat. he's in a state that already has tough gun control laws and essentially it doesn't mean that much. what do you think? >> i think co
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
to that nra news conference where wayne lapierre called for armed officers in every school? >> i think that's ridiculous. several of my friends are teachers and have enough responsibilities as it is. they are supposed to be teaching. they are not supposed to be armed guards. you know, they don't have the training for that. and i think it's ridiculous and will cause fear for the children and teachers if armed guards are brought in. to me it's ridiculous. >> one of the things that really struck me the most when i was in aurora was the number of people who i talked to who had been involved in columbine so many years before, almost a dozen years before and they were system waiting. and many of them still active in these organizations. do you think this is something that will become a cause of yours for life? what is your plan going forward in memory, i'm sure of christina? >> well, i'm going to make sure that christina taylor did not die in vain and the thousands of other young people and children that have died in the past. i'm in this for the long haul. i'm seriously -- and maybe i'm wrong, b
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
and -- >> strategically, a parallel has been drawn between the passion of gun activists and the nra and activist abortion groups. let me read to you from politico. susan b. anthony list, americans united for life and concerned women for america have brought on board a new generation of younger anti-abortion activists who are media-savvy, skilled at fund-raising and able to extend the reach of the movement deep into state houses and on ballots nationwide. so we don't have a lot of time left, but what's the strategy on the other side, on your side? >> the strategy on our side is what it has been all along, which is to educate, inform and organize and mobilize people at the grassroots who understand that reproductive freedom and choice is a fundamental right of women and that women's rights are human rights and we have to always be vigilant and fight against those who would take away that right. and i think, you know, when i became president of the organization in 1984-85, the passion was on the anti-abortion side. i think this last election in 2012 shows that the country has moved to understand that reprod
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
'm wondering, ryan is this because they live in those gun states, they fear the nra? tell us about the difficulties of getting some people like harry reid on board. >> right. it's because they understand the politics of guns. the problem for gun control advocates has never been broad popularity. a majority of people generally support gun control. they support an assault weapons ban. you showed those polls. there's broad support for these kinds of things. the problem isn't intensity. people who support an assault weapons ban don't -- in the past have not voted on their support of an assault weapons ban. you know, they would say that, yes, given the choice between having a ban and not having one, i prefer to have one. but candidates know it's not going to cost them which way they go. however, people who oppose an assault weapons ban or support, you know, all of these bevy of gun rights, a lot of those people do vote. even if it's a vanishingly small part of the electorate that is passionate about this, if it actually moves votes, then for somebody like manchin or reid who reid keeps
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